Youth training in contemporary art museums
Europe’s contemporary art museums represent an excellent career opportunity in the creative sector. It is suggested that youth can be successfully trained on a professional level through EU programmes. The EU-funded YouthInMuseums project will focus on the rise of youth programmes in art museums and analyse the potential of a tier-based structure in which youth are involved. It will also consider the possibilities of professional development outside of formal education. The project will apply a participatory action research approach focused on a pilot case study co-developed by a group of young people and in the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon. The project aims to improve our understanding of young people’s sociocultural interests and how youth programmes can help to inspire museum planning.